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Description

Boulder Dash-XL is a single-player, modern take on an old classic. The basic gameplay is still the same, negotiate mazes, collect diamonds and avoid falling rocks. This implementation has five modes of play:
  • Arcade Mode: Playing against the clock the player collects diamonds and gets to the exit as fast as possible. They have a target number of diamonds to collect and thus have the option of taking longer but collecting more diamonds or finishing faster and getting a bigger time bonus. There are one hundred levels in this mode.

  • Zen Mode: Basically this is the same as Arcade mode but there's no time limit 'so the player can refine their strategy with no pressure'.

  • Puzzle Mode: This consists of twenty five smaller levels where the emphasis is on thought and planning rather than speed.

  • Retro Mode: A further twenty five levels using '3D interpretations of the original bitmap graphics'.

  • Score Attack: Four special caves where the exit opens early so there's a bigger bonus to be had for completing early.
The player has a choice of characters, Rockford or Crystal, and can play with keyboard, mouse and joystick combinations.

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Boulder Dash-XL Windows Playing in Arcade Mode.There's another close up view at the end of a cave
Boulder Dash-XL Windows Puzzle ModeThis is puzzle 001, playing as Crystal.There's no advantage gained by swapping characters as they both play the same
Boulder Dash-XL Windows Playing in Arcade Mode.All modes follow a similar format. First there's the cave selection screen, then select a character,, a reminder of the mode objectives, and a reminder of the controls
Boulder Dash-XL Windows There are twenty-eight screens of helpful information, all done in this simplistic style

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Boulder Dash-XL Screenshot
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Boulder Dash-XL Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Boulder Dash-XL 3D" -- Nintendo 3DS title

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piltdown_man (142879) added Boulder Dash-XL (Windows) on Feb 18, 2015
Other platforms contributed by Harmony♥ (19465), Alaka (50494) and Kabushi (190119)